New Bo’ness blazers from recycled bottles

080513 Boness academy, new blazers, pupils kirsty mullen and cameron marshall.
080513 Boness academy, new blazers, pupils kirsty mullen and cameron marshall.
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BO’NESS Academy has re-affirmed its commitment to the environment by sporting innovative eco-friendly blazers.

The school’s new uniforms, supplied by Academy Uniforms, are made from 16 recycled plastic bottles and require 84 per cent less energy to produce.

The manufacturing process is said to cut down on CO2 emissions whilst also reducing the levels of buried waste in the earth.

Bo’ness has become one of the first schools to introduce the eco-blazer, which were 
only officially unveiled last week.

Jan Cunningham, principal teacher of music at the school, was charged with delivering the new uniforms for next term.

She said: “These new blazers are wonderful, they look great and there’s very little difference between them and the old ones.

“When the company came to us and said they were switching to eco-uniforms, we were happy to endorse it.

“We’ve always been eco-friendly here at the school and this is just another way for us to help the environment.”

Third year pupil Kirsty Mullen (14), gave a thumbs up to the quality and design of the new bespoke jacket.

She said: “Eco-uniforms are a great idea and it really shows what you can do with recycled materials.”

The blazers are made from octalobal yarn — a lightweight material designed to last longer without compromising quality or price.

Parents wishing to find out more about the blazers or to make an order, can attend a
fitting at the school on Wednesday, June 5, from 6-8pm, or Thursday, June 6, from 3-6pm. The cost is £30.